[CQ-Contest] RE: The battle of the callsigns
dx35 at hilding.com
Fri Jan 21 21:17:42 EST 2005
Jose, CT1BOH wrote:
> What perhaps it not so well know, there is a callsign battle going on,
> factor is also of great importance to the final outcome of the contest.
I discovered this *after* choosing a KP2 club call which is toooooo #&^!
> Anyway, the point is, if your objective is records, winning, etc, the
> way to boost your score is choosing the shortest contest call available.
> P40E = 1,593 second * 10.000/60/60= 4,43 hours
> D4B=1,031 seconds *10.000/60/60= 2,86 hours
> ZD8Z=1,655 seconds*10.000/60/60= 4,60 hours
> So the battle of the callsigns is won by D4B.
I'd love to operate a contest as "E5E" ... most likely THEE shortest
callsign on the planet :-)
FYI, for those seeking new/shorter calls, the little "CW Weight" (length)
calculator on the Vanity HQ website is quite useful.
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